Course Descriptions for Fall 2013

Comparative Employment Law, Writing Seminar

Professor:
Finbarr McCarthy, Director & Associate Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Japan Campus
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00
First class on Thursday, August 29 and no class on Wednesday, Sept. 25
Room:
Mita 403

This course will initially explore whether globalization is broadly affecting international and comparative employment issues. It will then focus on comparing selected aspects of employment law in the U.S. and Japan (and perhaps in China and South Korea). Among the topics we may cover will be contract of employment and employment at will, discrimination, the social safety net (unemployment benefits, safety and health, worker's compensation, work-family life balance) and workplace privacy.

Constitutional Law

Professor:
Kelly Knepper-Stephens, General Counsel, Stoneleigh Recovery Services
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Saturday 9:00 - 12:00
Room:
Mita 503 (Mita 501 on Oct. 19)

This course considers judicial review of legislative and executive actions in a constitutional setting, the relationship of the states to the federal government (Federalism), the relationship of the people to government (Bill of Rights), and the powers of the Congress.

This subject is tested on many U.S. Bar Examinations.

Torts

Professor:
Tina Saunders, Professor
Credit Hours:
3 credits
Day & Time:
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:30
Room:
Mita 403

Torts is the study of civil wrongs, which refers to harm caused by wrongful acts that are non-contractual. This course examines the basic principles governing private remedies for civil wrongs. It covers various theories of liability, including negligence for personal injuries and property damages, strict liability based on fault, and products liability. The course will explore the doctrines and policies that underlie those theories as well as defenses, recoverable damages, and related issues.

This subject is tested on many U.S. Bar Examinations.